News Round-up Week Ending 8 December 2023

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …

HighStrangenessOut now from author Elford Alley and Desert Creek Publishing, High Strangeness

A year has passed since the events of Apartment 239, and Marble Springs has started rebuilding. Unbeknownst to them, a lone survivor flees toward them from another town, bringing with him a long-buried evil… Hunted by an otherworldly entity known as The Grinning Man, teenager Tyler Graves must team up with paranormal real estate agents Serling and Price to stop the arrival of an unfathomable cosmic horror and prevent the destruction of the newly-restored Marble Springs. I won’t lie, their chances are slim … Welcome back to Marble Springs. Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.

ToCutAManComing 30 January from writer Justin Holley and Crossroad Press, To Cut A Man

When Annette, the editor of a survivalist magazine, embarks on a weekend getaway up Minnesota’s north shore with her boyfriend Sebastion, events spiral out of control when a gang of rowdy bikers starts to show up at their every stop and pay her more attention than she feels comfortable with. The always-prepared Annette does not believe in coincidences.
To further complicate the situation, Annette is also dismayed when Sebastion questions her worries and suggests they are nothing but a result of cutting her PTSD meds. As if in direct rebuttal to his position, the bikers rumble into the same remote B&B as the couple, the gang’s aggressive leader inviting Annette and Sebastion to join them outside at the bonfire for drinks and weed. Feeling cornered, and long ago vowing to never allow an unwanted touch again, Annette’s actions continue to escalate, resulting in an explosion of bloody violence and revenge inspired by her survivalist skills.
When the true evil of the situation reveals itself, only Annette’s rage and cunning, no matter her guilt or innocence, can possibly save them. Available for pre-order now in eBook and paperback, you can guarantee your copy here.

WintersGhostsNew from writers Alyson Faye, Stephanie Ellis, Charlotte Riddell and Edith Wharton, Winter’s Ghosts

Winter is traditionally the time for a ghost story. Alyson Faye and Stephanie Ellis continue this custom with their short stories, ‘Chilled to the Bone’ and ‘Dead Man’s Fair’ where, in both gothic mansion and remote hills, blizzards close in and the dead walk. Pairing with these modern day writers are Charlotte Riddell and Edith Wharton, both known for their skill in weaving a ghostly tale but whose stories are in danger of being forgotten. Their inclusion here is intended to help prevent this and honour those female authors who paved the way for the rest of us. Available now in eBook, you can pick up your copy here.

GravediggerQadimAvailable now from writer Rohit Ramachandran, The Gravedigger of Qadim

In the serene mountain village of Qadim, Khalid Mansour, once a talented perfumer, becomes a tormented gravedigger after the tragic death of his beloved wife, Zainab. Bound by grief, Khalid finds solace among the graves until an ancient and malevolent talisman alters his life’s course and threatens Qadim’s very existence.
Brace yourself for an immersive journey where adventure, fantasy and spine-chilling supernatural horror go hand in hand. Available now in eBook, hardcover and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.


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